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Economic woes slow, won’t halt Old Town development in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Progress on Old Town Flowery Branch, a $15 million development planned for the downtown area, has slowed because of the nation's failing economy.

January 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group: No street access? No interest in Regions Bank land

County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver said he and two business partners won't buy the Regions Bank property on Jesse Jewell Parkway without the Bradford Street access, which is the subject of a lawsuit.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


LHR Farms faces state penalties

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has taken enforcement action against LHR Farms, a septic waste disposal facility in White County.

January 29, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


County to pump up kids for big game

The day before Sunday's big game, Hall County Parks and Leisure Services is holding a football-themed carnival to get kids excited about the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson library raising funds with two-day sale

For avid readers, not much beats a good book - except a good book that was purchased at a great price.

January 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State House honors Hoschton’s scarecrow world record attempt

ATLANTA - Somewhere between considering new legislation and dealing with the state's budget crisis, the Georgia House of Representatives made time to honor the Hoschton Fall Festival Committee and the city's residents for their work toward setting a world record.

January 29, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Butts not welcome in parks?

A park near you soon could become smoke-free.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lawsuit may delay Midtown project

Plans for a major hotel and office development in Gainesville's Midtown district were close to a reality until a lawsuit over access to a bank building adjacent to the property stymied progress last week.

January 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier Tech shows off refrigeration training program

ATLANTA - Lanier Technical College is taking its ammonia refrigeration training program to a larger audience this week.

January 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lawuit tossed over teen’s hanging at Alpine

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a Gainesville special-needs school where a 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a "time out" room.

January 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Family ties put cameras in Flowery Branch police cars

FLOWERY BRANCH - Family ties across jurisdictional lines helped bring some needed in-car camera systems to the Flowery Branch Police Department.

January 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer files appeal in lawsuit against Braselton

BRASELTON - Century Center at Braselton, a retail and office development in Barrow County, has filed an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court in its lawsuit against Braselton.

January 28, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Chicken expo leaves nothing to the imagination

ATLANTA - The world has come to Atlanta to see the latest and greatest in poultry feeding and processing.

January 28, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville State student center opens with more space

OAKWOOD - Gainesville State College leaders past and present gathered Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the school's $8.2 million expanded, renovated student center.

January 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Boys & Girls Clubs honors top volunteers

Two local volunteers were given prestigious honors Wednesday for their dedication to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

January 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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